PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.

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March 27, 2020

So the markets did not have a nice time today: Canada’s main stock market resumed its slide after a three-day winning run as investors grew more nervous about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Bank of Canada slashed interest rate...

March 30, 2020

Oil action is in the news today: Energy stocks led Canada’s main stock index higher on Monday, despite a plunge in crude prices as the market waits for news of support from Ottawa for the oil and gas industry. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&...

HSE On Review-Negative at DBRS

DBRS has announced (on March 26) that it: has placed all its North American oil and gas (O&G) issuers and oil field service (OFS) issuers Under Review with Negative Implications. The portfolio review was undertaken in response to the recent extreme...

March 31, 2020

A nice day, for some: The decimated energy sector has rallied hard off of 20-year lows, pushing Canadian stocks to a decent gain on a day that saw the U.S. market slip. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic consumed global financial marke...

April 1, 2020

Well, now that the horrors of March are done with, I’m sure we’re all very happy to start off a bright and shiny new … well, never mind: Faced with grim new projections of the potential scale and economic ramifications of the coronavirus p...